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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Success in 2006
With 2006 just around the corner, it's time to start making your annual New Year's resolutions. And for those in the hunt for a job, looking to change careers or seeking growth in their current position, making the right resolution could be the key to a happy new year.

Along for the ride
Freezing temperatures and snowy winter nights are enough to make most people want to stay indoors this holiday season, but for a mighty few, the weather is one of many obstacles in a day's work.

Better to build bridge to somewhere
On Annette Island the military are building a road to Metlakatla from Race Point just across the channel from Mountain Point in Ketchikan.

No cause to celebrate
Silent night, unholy night, how can we be calm while so many die?

Is anyone paying attention?
I remember walking by the Brotherhood Bridge and looking at all the in memoriam offerings, but I did not know to whom they had been left.

Keep eyes on transportation plan
After reviewing the drastic changes by the Department of Transportation for Juneau concerning spending for road and bridge projects, I draw the following conclusions.

Call a spade a spade
I congratulate the Juneau Empire for providing proof that there is life beyond our solar system.

Let's get spending priorities straight
I have been homeless in Juneau in the winter with snow up to my knees and even considered suicide because I could hardly bear it.

Time to follow up on a promise
The spectacle Ted Stevens made of himself over the last couple of weeks was pretty disgusting, no matter which side of the Arctic refuge dispute you are on.

Road work progresses
Work remains on a stretch of Glacier Highway between Tee and Amalga harbors, but the 6.2 miles of road is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 1, 2006.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Photo: Capital City Classic begins
Carson City, Nev., Senators high school basketball player Nicole Scott practices Monday at Juneau-Douglas High School gym.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Christmas cleanup
Guy Gleason feeds a bonfire driftwood Sunday at Sandy Beach. Gleason spent a balmy Christmas Day burning driftwood and cleaning up garbage that had built up on the Douglas beach.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Photo: At Christmas Mass
Altar servers Zach Gianotti, left, and Angela Wright listen to the choir Sunday at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Recycle center expands
Don't throw away your Christmas catalogs quite yet. The City and Borough of Juneau and Waste Management are expanding the recycling capabilities at the Recycling Center at 5600 Tonsgard Court in Lemon Creek.

Airport ponders growing bird life
Not everything flying around Juneau International Airport gets clearance from the tower.

My Turn: Corps' responsibility is to protect clean water
Here's a suggestion for a New Year's resolution for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Let's do things right.

The national (yawn)debt - so what's the big deal?
Sometime this spring our national debt is expected to reach the debt ceiling Congress once set in a futile effort to limit deficit spending.

Alaska editorial: Action, realism needed as oil production declines
Happy days are here again if Alaskans only look at the high prices for North Slope oil, which is the source of our wealth, our services, our tax-free state.

Alaska editorial: Heed expert - all-Alaska gas pipeline line is bad idea
Alaska's elected officials, appointed officials, corporate officials and others with a personal or financial interest have long argued the merits of the so-called all-Alaska gas line.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Bears face a busy week of competition
Juneau-Douglas boys and girls basketball teams and wrestling squad play Tuesday

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

State pushes to complete hatchery
There are no fish in the two giant plastic tanks at the Fairbanks Experimental Fish Hatchery.

Wainwright teen, men credited with saving hunter's life
An 85-year-old minister in the Arctic Ocean village of Wainwright is alive today, thanks to the survival skills and cool judgment of two teenagers and a young man who found the elder on the frozen tundra when he was little more than an hour from death.

Getting used to English
It's the Ellis Island of the Anchorage School District, a cluster of classrooms where teenagers new to the country learn to be Americans.

LeConte to return this week; Pelican suffers service loss
Pelican, which has been without ferry service for most the month, received good news from the state ferry system just before Christmas.

Bears kills in Anchorage tie record in 2005
A record-tying number of bears were killed this year in Anchorage.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

State ponders ban on feeding of eagles
The eagles are returning to the Homer Spit, as the "Eagle Lady" has resumed her winter feeding program. The professional photographers and expensive "photo safaris" will follow soon.

State retains right to set child support in Native village
Alaska Supreme Court Judge Alexander Bryner upheld a 2001 state Superior Court decision affirming the state's right to determine child support in a custody battle involving the Native village of Northway.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Alaska - Will that be cash or credit?
A satirical Washington Post article sparked a flurry of media interest this month with its proposal that the United States trade Alaska back to Russia for $1 trillion.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Sponsors cover the state as initiative deadline nears
Signature gatherers scattered across Alaska are now finding out just how tough the state's new requirements are to place citizen initiatives on the ballot.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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